Columbus Day is a day where we celebrate the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus. You know the rhyme, “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Since dear old Columbus was Italian born, what better way to commemorate this day with a delicious, Italian, full course meal!
This classic Italian appetizer is the perfect meal starter for Columbus Day! It is easy to make and even better to eat. The tomato and basil mixture creates a refreshing topping for your toasted Italian baguette. It is the perfect appetizer because making large amounts of it is a piece of cake! But don’t take our word for it, try out the recipe yourself!
This is not your Italian-American version of the eggplant parmesan dish, it is the full Italian version that doesn’t include any breading. It is easy to prepare, and the end result is so satisfying you will probably have a hard time being satisfied with just one serving! The eggplant is deliciously moist, and the fresh mozzarella and oregano makes this dish so much better to enjoy. Get the full recipe here and get the taste of Italy right in your own home!
A simple side dish but just as tasty as any of the other recipes on this list! A Caprese salad is mixed with nothing but the best ingredients; tomatoes, fresh burrata, and top-of-the-line balsamic vinegar! It is easy to make and will compliment your meal and have your taste buds bursting at the seams! Learn how to put this salad together here.
If you’ve never had a cannoli, then you have no idea what you are missing! This traditional Italian dessert consists of a crispy wafer that is filled with mouth-wateringly sweet cream (and sometimes added sweet toppings mixed in)! If you want to get the taste of Italy for Columbus Day, then this is definitely the recipe for you! Try the full recipe here!Who says you need to be Italian to celebrate Columbus Day! We hope you enjoy this tasty, well-planned out, Italian meal! And if you want more delicious recipes, feel free to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!